Unannounced screenings after midnight? Films smuggled over the border in a suitcase? Hotel rooms bugged by the Stasi? Legends about the Leipzig film festival abound.
Two students from Leipzig sat down with me and gave me a glimpse into what it’s like to navigate the international film circuit still in their teens.
This is probably the closest we’ll ever get to these people’s daily lives.
He makes cities out of his mother’s discarded beer cans. He makes a happy kite out of his father’s abandonment.
The history of the film studio mirrors that of Germany itself.
The 58th edition of Leipzig’s big documentary film festival is coming to town Oct. 26-Nov. 1. Don’t miss it! Here’s the lowdown.